Transfer Student Resources and Opportunities for Success

In order to assist transfer students with the transition to UC San Diego, the University along with the Division of Biological Sciences has developed several resources and opportunities designed to addresses the specific needs of transfer students. The goal of these programs is to improve transfer students' academic success and their overall integration to campus and the division. We aspire to provide all students with the tools necessary to make a smooth transition from being a transfer student to becoming a thriving biology major at UC San Diego!

Transfer Credit Guidelines

Transfer students are encouraged to review the Transfer Credit Guidelines in order to better understand how coursework taken outside of UC San Diego will apply to their biology major.

Quarterly Opportunities


Biology Student and Instructional Services conducts a New Transfer Student Information Session for all new biology transfer students. Students are invited to attend this presentation and advising session. This is a very important information session to help with (almost) everything you need to know before fall quarter.


First Year Experience, a unique course option, offered by all six colleges


Transfer Student Buddy program with the Biological Sciences Student Association


Food for Thought – the Center for Discovering Opportunities in Biological Sciences (do/bio Center) hosts opportunities for transfer students to interact, in a casual atmosphere, with faculty, staff and other students. Events such as pizza parties, ice cream socials, etc. will be included in Food for Thought!

Additional Resources

Transfer students should take advantage of and review the following resources: